Flyweights John Moraga and Chris Cariaso Round Out UFC 155 Card

Riley KontekFeatured ColumnistNovember 23, 2012


It appears that UFC 155 has its last fight scheduled.

The end-of-the-year card, which is headlined by a UFC heavyweight championship bout between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez, recently picked up a flyweight undercard fight between John Moraga and Chris Cariaso (via

The flyweight division is still very light in numbers, so this fight could play a big role in deciding who gets a title shot.

John Moraga has only had one fight with the UFC, but he was very impressive in his knockout win over Ulysses Gomez. Moraga comes from a wrestling base, but he used his dominant standup to pepper Gomez into a state of unconsciousness.

Moraga is 11-1. His only loss came against current top contender John Dodson by unanimous decision. No matter what happens in the flyweight championship fight (or this fight), you can bet Moraga wants another crack at Dodson.

Training out of Arizona Combat Sports and the MMA Lab in Arizona, you know Moraga is getting good training and training partners from the rapidly growing facilities.

As for Chris Cariaso, the former bantamweight made a successful flyweight debut in his last fight, in which he secured a dominant unanimous decision over Josh Ferguson. That was his fifth fight for the company since the WEC merged with the UFC.

Previous to that, Cariaso was considered a top bantamweight with the company. Under the UFC banner, Cariaso has defeated Takeya Mizugaki, Vaughan Lee and Will Campuzano at 135.

His only loss in the UFC came to Michael McDonald.

He also fought twice under the WEC banner, beating Rafael Rebello and falling to Renan Barao.

This is going to be a very good fight, so keep your eyes on UFC 155's undercard.